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Author Topic: VeteranAid.org Newsletter - Important Updates on Pension Amounts  (Read 6649 times)
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« on: December 01, 2011, 12:42:49 AM »

Please see this link to view our most recent newsletter regarding COLA increases affecting Aid and Attendance amounts.
http://ow.ly/7KHYH
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 03:25:45 AM »

Debbie:  

What great news about the COLA increase!  This will help so many veterans and their families with the rising costs they have faced in the past 2 years!!

As a point of clarification, since this increase is effective December 1, 2011, when will recipients actually receive the increase?  Is in the January 1, 2012 payment since VA payments "lag" by one month?  

As one of the 30,000+ monthly visitors to this site, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your service!  What a blessing you are!



PS VISITORS-- for those of you that read this site as I do, may I suggest you make a tax-deductible donation of $11.11 to support veteranaid.org. As we know for our veterans, costs ARE rising...let's show OUR support to keep this FABULOUS site free and open to the public. The link to show how to donate is here:  http://www.veteranaid.org/link_to_us.php

Debbie doesn't know I am encouraging this...I hope she doesn't remove my suggestion Smiley
I'm deeply touched by your endorsement and support, so "thank you" very much for your suggestion!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 09:44:01 AM »

everywhere I find this interesting!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 09:54:01 AM »

There was a lot going on with 11/11/11 this year from weddings to all sorts of folks thinking it was a "lucky" number.  Veterans' Day fell on 11/11/11, so the $11.11 amount was chosen for that reason.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 02:58:40 PM »

Did the Housebound Benefit also increase?
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 05:09:57 PM »

All levels of Improved Pension should have seen a 3.6% increase.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 06:27:00 PM »

If the increase was not in the Jan. 2012 pament for Dec. should I inquire? 
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 07:12:04 PM »

Yes.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 02:14:37 AM »

Thanks and thank you all here for having me here and please take care and may God Bless and I truly hope to see ya around !!!
William.............Wiliamkdsy@aol.com
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 03:44:56 PM »

Thanks and thank you all here for having me here and please take care and may God Bless and I truly hope to see ya around !!!
William.............Wiliamkdsy@aol.com
This is my first post but thought I would mention as of may still no cola in my A&A.................
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 06:54:06 PM »

You need to contact the VA and inquire why you have not seen an increase.  You would have seen the increase in Jan's check since it went into effect 12/11.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 08:12:00 AM »

You need to contact the VA and inquire why you have not seen an increase.  You would have seen the increase in Jan's check since it went into effect 12/11.
I did and they have opened a case?Huh? Anyway I was informed hundered of thousands of vets have to have there colas entered manually. There are still many like myself still waiting from what Ive read. Thank You
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